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Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm PST
of immigrants are sworn in as american citizens, but today san francisco had a highly unusual ceremony. john ramos telling us, it's never too late to find a home. >> reporter: when shok hang chang rolled into the swearing in room, it was the shortest journey for her life, but it was a first for the citizenship office. >> they said we have a 100-year- old applicant. it's once in a bluesmen. >> reporter: october 5, 1913, born in china, but the 21, she moved to hong kong, and she was married. her husband died in 1979, and in 1993 at the age of 80, she moved to canada to live with her son, but in 2003 she moved to freemont to live with her daughter. she always wanted to be a citizen, but it's 20 years if you don't learn english, her daughter convinced the government it may not be feasible for her. the best part? >> the best part of being an american is the sense of belonging and her happiness. everyone else in the family is a u.s. citizen. why not her, right? >> reporter: after being chinese and canadian, mrs. chang is now a u.s. citizen. >> you can run for public office or apply for a governme
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